Performances by Bill Cosby in Nevada, Illinois, Arizona, South Carolina and Washington State have been canceled as more women come forward accusing the entertainer of sexually assaulting them years ago.
Cosby's latest accuser is (Incredible Hulk) Lou Ferrigno's wife Carla
The director of The Broadway Center in Tacoma, Washington said Friday that it has canceled Cosby's April 18 appearance because it conflicts with the nonprofit organization's mission "to strengthen our community's social fabric by building empathy, furthering education and sharing joy."
"We were not confident in our ability to meet those objectives by proceeding with Mr. Cosby's performance," David Fischer said.
Cosby's lawyer has said claims by four women are untrue; a statement from Cosby on Sunday dismissed most of the others as "decade-old, discredited allegations."
A sold-out Cosby comedy show in Melbourne, Florida, Friday night went on as planned. The 77-year-old comedian, wearing cargo pants and a shirt that said "Hello Friend," took the stage to a standing ovation and loud applause. One person shouted, "We love you Bill."
Outside the theater, one protester held a sign that read, "Rape is no joke."
Cosby's producers said at least 29 other shows remain on his schedule through May 2015.